The Triangular Group of Pensioners in Osun has called on Labour leader’s, government and other stakeholders in the state to end the industrial strike embarked upon by Labour in other to fast track the resumption of school teachers in the state.
The pensioners made this call on Wednesday in a Communiqué signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Prince Rotimi Adelugba and Deacon Femi Babalola respectively, and issued at the end of their state Executive meeting in Osogbo.
The group stressed that calling off the strike will be in the general interest of the state so that it will cover lost grounds, and prevent the opposition from dragging the state backward.
The Communiqué added that the group will not relent in its efforts to ward off the negative intention of the opposition of the present government.
The pensioners lauded the Aregbesola’s stride to put the state on the highest pedestal in terms of infrastructural development despite the meager resources available to the state.
“Our group acknowledged the efforts of governor on the payment of pensioners and salaries within the limited resources available.
“We salute the gallant efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari on the bailout to be released to states to offset the backlog of arrears of pensions, gratuities and salary of workers throughout the federation”.
The Osun State pensioners under the aegis of the Trigular Pensioners group, had distanced themselves from the anti-Aregbesola’s protest rally in Osogbo over the unpaid workers’ and pensioners’ salaries.
The pensioners said it is highly necessary to dissociate themselves from politically motivated protest said to be embarked on by some people alleged to be pensioners.